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Two Bengals Included in 'NFL 100 Greatest Characters' List of 31-100


As part of the #NFL100 campaign celebrating the league's centennial season, NFL Network on Friday released its NFL 100 Greatest Characters.

The first episode breaks down Nos. 31-100 of the 100 greatest plays in NFL history, including two Bengals greats, Ickey Woods and Sam Wyche.

Woods came in at No. 57 after a sensational rookie season. In 1988, Woods was named the NFL Rookie of the Year and popularized the Ickey Shuffle sideline dance.

Wyche checked in at No. 53. His most memorable came in 1988 when the Bengals went 12-4, Boomer Esiason won the league MVP award and the club reached it's second Super Bowl.

The second part of the NFL 100 Greatest Characters will air Friday, Oct. 18.

NFL 100 Greatest airs from Weeks 2-11 with two, one-hour episodes airing back-to-back each Friday night, counting down the greatest across five categories: Plays, Games, Characters, Game Changers and Teams.

The NFL and the Associated Press (AP) came together to select the 100 greatest in the five categories, comprising an 80-person blue ribbon panel. In addition to the rankings, NFL Films conducted more than 400 interviews with celebrities, current NFL stars and legends.